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Caren Metschuck

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCaren•Metschuck (-Mahn)
Used nameCaren•Metschuck
Born27 September 1963 in Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Measurements184 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsSC Empor Rostock, Rostock (GER)
NOC(s) East Germany


Caren Metschuck had a short career with three years of high-performance butterfly and freestyle swimming from 1980-82, She then retired and became a school teacher. Metschuck won three golds and one silver medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and was the most successful female athlete at those Games. One year later she won three gold medals at the European Championships. This collection was completed by a 1982 gold and a 1978 silver medal at the World Championships in the 4×100 free relay.

In 1990 she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. After German reunification Metschuck worked as a coach in her home club SC Empor Rostock. Her daughter Antje Mahn also became a competitive swimmer.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1980 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Women Olympic 2 Silver Representing East Germany    
  4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Olympic East Germany 1 Gold
  100 metres Butterfly, Women Olympic 1 Gold
  4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women Olympic East Germany 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1980 Summer Olympics 20 July 1980 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women Final 4:06.67 WR 1
1980 Summer Olympics 27 July 1980 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women Final 3:42.71 WR 1

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